Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated … Continue Reading →


Victoria Day Party

Caroline held a Victoria Day party in May at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I was a bit late to it and as always I haven’t had sewing time and my Victorian wardrobe is not as deep as my 18th century one is. But I threw on my plaid 1840s and a tiara. I didn’t have time for fancy hair … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred 2018

We actually made it to Fort Fred this year and it was neither too hot (last year) nor too cold. Nor was I pregnant! So I wore a costume – an older one, that I hadn’t worn in ages – and I don’t think my stays were quite tight enough so I had gapping issues, but, well, I got dressed … Continue Reading →


Star Wars Costumes at AwesomeCon

They had a nice display of Star Wars costumes from The Last Jedi at AwesomeCon. Here you go! I took a ton of Rey, trying to catch seams and such. Also: We took this one for Jen! Luke:


AwesomeCon 2018

AwesomeCon was in late March this year. I decided to just do one day, and meet Gloria for Outlander costuming, and check out the Artist Alley since I had a couple of friends with tables there. We decided not to bring Elena since it was the tail end of flu season, which wasn’t great this year. The most surreal part … Continue Reading →


Francaise Dinner 2018

Ah yes. Francaise Dinner 2018. Also coincident with #babyplague2018. This year, the Franchise dinner was hosted by Jessica, and was back at Gadsbys Tavern in Alexandria. I had talked my friend Get into coming down and staying with us, seeing the baby, and coming to the dinner. We started off the weekend with a nice dinner out – unfortunately late … Continue Reading →


Grit – DC Cosplay Photoshoot

Long time no update – which is really more work related than baby related, though the combo has me pretty busy. And I’m once again massively behind on blogging stuff. So let’s just just back to March, shall we? I attended a DC Cosplay photoshoot at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore with friends – mainly because I had heard of … Continue Reading →


Rey and Luke’s costumes – Air & Space

I heard one of Rey’s costumes was on display at Air & Space over the holidays, so we took a trip over there while we were checking out the Christmas Market. Here are all my pics! First let’s get the selfies out of the way. They also had one of Luke’s costumes. Here are as many detail pics as I … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea and Candlelight Soiree – November 2017

In early November, as we did not have the baby early, we were able to attend Stephanie’s pumpkin tea, and also the candlelight soiree, both of which were lovely! Fortunately, regency is super easy to fit into when nine months pregnant! This was true for more than just me, because for the Pumpkin tea, we had a record 4 of … Continue Reading →


Halloween 2017

We did make it to my friend Steve’s annual Halloween party this year, even though I was very very pregnant. I didn’t have much energy for sewing, but I realized I had never really worn my Padme Episode 3 robe and outfit – which she wears when she is pregnant! I had to pin a panel in back of the … Continue Reading →


Big Bustle Birthday Party

Caroline had a Big Bustle party for her birthday in October, held both at the Arboretum in DC and at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I don’t have a bustle gown, and I was also a month from my due date, so I was unprepared to sew one! She kindly let me wearing 18th century since it was kinda bustle-y. … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

Yeah, I got literally nothing done this year. In my defense, I was still suffering from my general costuming malaise and then I actually had a successful pregancy, so between changing sizes and being dead tired, I didn’t really do any sewing. I started a waistcoat for Doug when Gloria and I had a sewing day, but it’s still sitting … Continue Reading →


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